Pinocchio 70th AE (US BD) in March
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of Pinocchio: 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition on 10th March 2009 priced at $35.99 SRP. Walt Disney’s second animated feature is also the second Disney animated classic to arrive in high-definition on Blu-ray Disc. Pinocchio breaks free of the Disney vault for a limited time with this release that sees the classic story of magic, adventure and loyalty newly restored and remastered.
The 2-Disc Blu-ray Disc includes all of the DVD special features plus a host of Disney BD-Live Network features. Also included is a bonus standard definition DVD of the film in the same package, aimed at those who are yet to upgrade to high-definition so they can enjoy the film on DVD while they prepare to move to Blu-ray. It should also come in handy for loaning to friends or for the kids to use.
Region coding is TBC. Features are detailed below…
Disc 1: Main Feature
-- Pinocchio’s Matter of Facts - - Learn fun facts about Pinocchio and other related subjects as you watch the movie.
-- Audio Commentary -- An all-new audio commentary with Leonard Maltin, Eric Goldberg and J. B. Kaufman.
-- Disney Song Selection -- Select this option to sing along with favorite songs as the lyrics appear onscreen.
-- Movie Chat – Communicate with your remote friends on-screen while in a synchronized viewing party using your remote control or any text enabled device such as a laptop, desk top or any PDA device such as a Blackberry, iPhone or most other regular cell phones. Your chat session will appear over the movie and occur in real-time while watching the movie together.
-- Movie Mail – Blu-ray owners will be able to record a personalized video message of themselves, superimpose that capture onto one of many pre-selected clips of the movie, and send it off to a friend, colleague, or relative. This specific feature enables Pinocchio Blu-ray Disc owner to personalize a very special greeting as never before.
-- Movie Challenge – Users will be able to test their skills against other players in a synchronized, real-time, online trivia game while watching Pinocchio with anyone online. Movie Challenge is always active no matter what time of the day it is, and there will always be a game in progress.
-- Disney Movie Rewards Live – Pinocchio Blu-ray owners will be able to accumulate Disney Movie Reward Points by participating in many Disney BD-Live Network activities. In return, viewers can redeem points for exclusive content such as Avatars, downloadable extras and many more exciting possibilities.
Disc 2: Extra Features
-- The Story of the Grandfather Tree - - Kindly Geppetto tells Pinocchio about the Great Pine Tree from which Pinocchio is descended.
-- In The Belly Of The Whale - - The most elaborate of Pinocchio’s deleted scenes that remain in the Disney Archives, these recently discovered storyboards reveal a different version of Geppetto inside Monstro.